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Baroutsis, Aspa; Kervin, Lisa; Woods, Annette; Comber, Barbara – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Examining how young children learn to write is increasingly important as global society moves further towards a knowledge economy, where the production of texts of various kinds is an increasingly ubiquitous practice in everyday life and work. While there has been recent policy and practice focus on children's writing performance in standardised…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Freehand Drawing, Writing Processes, Young Children
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Lee, Joohi – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article presents effective strategies for educators of young children to promote children's mathematical communications, which include think-aloud during individual work time, utilizing reasoning and proof questions, and questioning back to children.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Communication Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Mathematical Logic
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Sanchez, Lenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This article suggests placemaking as a framework to more deeply understand how teaching and learning can take into account young children's cultural histories. Placemaking, a form of analysis commonly found in land development literature, critically interprets the relationship between power, politics and the production of place. In this article,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Biographies, Classroom Environment, Models
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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Drawing from an incident that took place during a year-long investigation of children's play and peer culture on a school playground, the author argues that seemingly neutral child-centered techniques can maintain and even strengthen existing gender inequalities as teachers and children access "laminated" but contradictory identity…
Descriptors: Play, Playgrounds, Gender Differences, Conflict Resolution
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Fenech, Marianne; Sumsion, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
This article both supports and complicates the positioning of reconceptualists who frame the regulation of early childhood services as repressive. Drawing on Foucault's construction of power and, in particular, his notion of an "analytics of power", the authors analyse findings from an Australian study investigating university-qualified…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Olesen, Mavis L. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
In 1997, twelve Karen Burmese teachers brought a Vision Paper to the Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand. The teachers had recently written this Paper after much consultation with their Mergui-Tavoy villagers, students, leaders, and school dropouts. Over the following five years teams developed a project outlining 10 steps to educational reform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Educational Change